“I Wanna Be Where You Are” ft. the Roots (Michael Jackson Cover)

    Michael Jackson covers/tributes are a dime a dozen right now since everyone (like 50 Cent, who released two tribute track in 24 hours this weekend) is racing to try to attach their name to his death. But none will beat this cover of “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (from Michael’s solo debut, Got to Be There) by Erykah Badu with the Roots on the music. The fact that this could have been recorded before Michael’s death and still been just as great is what sets this apart, that and the Roots masterful work on the backing music and Badu’s vamping over the song’s latter half. [via GVSB

     

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